Each Friday throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, series, plays, trends or really four of whatever from the playoffs that have caught his eye.
Belief, accountability and giving credit where it's due are the themes of this week's Friday Four blog.
Here we go …
1. Wild need to believe they can win
Will the third time be the charm for the Minnesota Wild?
I really believe the Wild have taken a lot of strides to get closer to being one of the elite teams in the NHL. They're better than they've ever been. They're deeper and harder to play against, especially with Chris Stewart going there. Their defense is underrated and playing well. Devan Dubnyk has been great in goal. They're a more skilled team than they've ever been, and they feel good in their skill game.